Feb 27, 9am – Suncoast Waterkeeper, then the Baha’i faith.
Written by Tom Walker on Monday, February 25, 2019
This Wednesday on the Peace & Justice Report we’ll welcome back to the show Andy Mele. He’ll update us on Suncoast Waterkeeper‘s current campaigns and victories against phosphate mining and water pollution. He’ll also talk about the Brunch for the Bay being held March 3 at noon at the Bradenton Yacht Club. The speaker there will be Larry Brand, PhD, talking about red tide and blue/green algae and its causes and health impacts.
Next we’ll speak with Carl Murrell, the Baha’i Faith principal representative to the United Nations. He’ll be speaking March 4 at 7pm at Unity of Venice on “Racism and the Baha’i Faith” and “the complexity of change.”
One summary of the Baha’i faith’s beliefs:
The independent search after truth, unfettered by superstition or tradition; the oneness of the entire human race, the pivotal principle and fundamental doctrine of the Faith; the basic unity of all religions; the condemnation of all forms of prejudice, whether religious, racial, class or national; the harmony which must exist between religion and science; the equality of men and women, the two wings on which the bird of human kind is able to soar; the introduction of compulsory education; the adoption of a universal auxiliary language; the abolition of the extremes of wealth and poverty; the institution of a world tribunal for the adjudication of disputes between nations; the exaltation of work, performed in the spirit of service, to the rank of worship; the glorification of justice as the ruling principle in human society, and of religion as a bulwark for the protection of all peoples and nations; and the establishment of a permanent and universal peace as the supreme goal of all mankind—these stand out as the essential elements [which Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed].